Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
    Feb 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Procedures, Rules, and Regulations



Visitors

Visitors are welcome at NTU. All visitors must comply with University procedures, rules and regulations.

COVID 19 Safety Protocols

Navajo Technical University strives to promote and maintain a safe, healthy learning and working environment for all of our students, faculty, staff and visitors. NTU is closely monitoring the emerging global public health concern related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) through trusted authorities including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State, World Health Organization, and the New Mexico Department of Health. This webpage provides updates relevant to the NTU community along with links to various resources available to students, faculty and staff. The content will be continually updated as new information becomes available. The link to the information on the NTU website is: http://www.navajotech.edu/coronavirus

Student Handbook

NTU has a student handbook that provides more in-depth information of services provided to students, NTU Policies, Code of Conduct, and other student related information. Students are responsible to adhere to the policies, procedures and guidelines explained in the handbook in order to demonstrate appropriate student behavior and maintain good academic standing. Failure to abide by the policies in the handbook may result in consequences which may include dismissal.

Student Complaints

Students have the right to file grievance in writing to the Dean of Student Services and/or Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The nature of the complaint must be described thoroughly, witness provided and any evidence supporting the complaint. Issues and complaints on employees are addressed directly to the immediate supervisor. Refer to the Student Handbook for procedures on reporting and/or filing complaints. An online complaint form is under the current student tab on the website.

Federal Campus Security Act (The Clery Act)

Crime Prevention: Crime prevention information is provided during student orientation and is published with the campus crime statistic information. Please report any suspicious activities or persons to the campus security. Be prepared to give locations and descriptions.

Restraining (Protection) Orders

Persons needing police assistance with the enforcement of restraining orders should provide a copy to the campus security and a copy kept on file with student records.

Insurance, Medical Emergencies, Healthcare

NTU is not responsible for property loss, damage, or personal injuries. Students are urged to obtain their own property and medical insurance coverage. The U.S. Public Health Services’ Indian Health Service (PHS/IHS) is available to all Native Americans for medical services and non-Native Americans for emergency medical services. For general healthcare (non-emergency), non-Native Americans should seek a private physician.

  • Crownpoint Health Care Facility is available for emergency ambulance service by calling (505)786-5291,
  • NTU Campus Security (929) 507-1339, or the Navajo Police Department at (505)786-2050 or 911.
  • Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (928)674-7090 or 7001
  • Shiprock Navajo Nation Medical Center (505) 368-6001
  • Zuni Comprehensive Community Health Center (505) 782-4431

Lost and Found

Lost and found items are turned in to the Administrative Assistant’s Office to the closest building item is found. Unclaimed items are disposed of 14 days after the end of each academic semester.

Phone Calls

NTU students will not be called from class to receive telephone calls or visitors except in Emergencies. Messages may be left for students by contacting the receptionist or the house monitors at the residential complex.

Student Dress Code

Students are asked to attend class dressed appropriately for the program in which they are enrolled. Students or visitors must wear shirt and shoes to enter a NTU building.

Children

Students are not permitted to bring children to classroom or laboratory sessions. Children left unattended on campus will be brought to the attention of the appropriate enforcement agency.

Animals

Students are not allowed to have pets (except those assisting sensory impaired persons) in any campus building.

Fire and Fire Alarms

Fire alarms and smoke detectors are installed in all buildings and training facilities. Fire drills will be scheduled periodically. All students and staff are required to participate in fire drills and abide by fire alarm regulations. Evacuation routes are posted in all buildings, and students are responsible for knowing their planned evacuation route. At the beginning of the semester, students should study the route for each room in which they have class. If an alarm sounds, you will not know if it is a real fire; therefore, all alarms must be treated as an actual fire. In the case of an actual fire, call 911.

  • Crownpoint Police Station at (505) 786-2050/2051 or (505)786-7385.
  • Chinle Police Department at (928)674-2113.
  • Kirtland (Sheriff sub-office) at (505) 334-6107 or
  • Shiprock Police Station at(505) 368-1350 or Shiprock Fire & Rescue at (505) 368-5719.
  • Zuni Police Department at (505) 782-4493 or Zuni Fire Department at (505) 782-4833.

Title IX Policy

Navajo Technical University will address all incidents of sex discrimination and sexual harassment reported to the NTU Title IX Coordinator in compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Clery Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended. This Title IX policy supersedes the current Title IX policy upon enactment.

NTU follows the non-tolerance guidelines for sexual harassment according to P.L. 92-318. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which intimidates or causes fear. It is the policy of Navajo Technical University that sexual harassment is reprehensible and will not be tolerated. No student, employee, or job applicant should be discriminated against on the basis of sex. Such discrimination subverts the mission of NTU and threatens the careers of students, faculty, and staff. Sexual harassment of any type is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.

NTU is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, administration, and staff can work together in a humane atmosphere free from all forms of disrespectful conduct, harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. It is the intention of NTU to take corrective action needed to prevent, correct, and if necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by e-mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time, including during non-business hours, by using the telephone number or e-mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Sponsored Program Manager. Contact number is (505) 387-7415.

Deputy Title IX Officers have the secondary responsibility and assist in the duties of the Title IX Coordinator. Deputy Title IX Officers include the Dean of Student Services located in the NTU Student Union Building, Lower Point road, State Hwy 371, P.O. Box 849, Crownpoint, NM 87313, phone: (505) 387-1006, the Director of Chinle Site, located on the Chinle Campus, phone number (505) 387-3003 and Financial Aid Officer, Skyhawk Building, Main Campus Crownpoint, phone number is (505) 387-1070.

The Title IX policy is located on the NTU website:

http://www.navajotech.edu/title-ix

NTU Drug-Free Campus

The NTU Drug-Free Campus Policy prohibits the unlawful and unauthorized use, possession, sale, production, and/or delivery of any illicit drug, alcoholic beverage, and/or drug paraphernalia on school premises or other school locations. School premises or other school locations include any school building on or off the main campus, any school-owned vehicle used to transport students to and from school activities, any off-campus school sponsored or approved activities, events or functions, and/or during any period of time school employees are supervising students on behalf of the school or are otherwise engaged in school business. This also includes being “under the influence” or “intoxicated;” therefore, any student who is found on campus while “under the influence” or “intoxicated,” will be reported to the Navajo Police.

This policy is in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act; commonly known as Part 86 of EDGAR and the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978. Drug and alcohol abuse on campus poses a serious threat to the health and welfare of faculty, staff, and students, impairs work and academic performance, jeopardizes the safety and well-being of other students and members of the general public, and conflicts with the responsibility of NTU to foster a healthy environment for the pursuit of education and service.

As a condition of enrollment, any student of NTU shall abide by the terms of the Drug Free Campus Policy by signing the affidavit included in the Admission Packet. Should a student violate the Drug-Free Policy, appropriate disciplinary actions will be enforced according to the school handbook. For more information, contact the Substance Abuse Prevention office at (505) 387-7473.

Tobacco Free Campus

The NTU Board of Trustees Resolution Number NTU-DEC-1080-11 prohibits the use of any and all tobacco products (smoke or smokeless) throughout the campus and in all vehicles, or buildings owned or occupied by NTU. Navajo Technical University has been a tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2012. The use of tobacco is prohibited within college buildings, walkways, in college vehicles, and on college owned property. This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and visitors at all college campuses and locations. This policy is in compliance with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 and Navajo Nation Resolution #: CJY-29-11.